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Thank you for the advice, Monks. I've made some progress but have also had some difficulties in pursuing my solution further. I have written code that does the majority of what I would like to accomplish, but here's where I'm stuck. For each line with 'id-info:' I need to get a copy of <ID> and assign to it an incremental counter, eventually getting to the point in my code where I can assign a hash as follows: (There are only about 10 unique IDs, just in case you're wondering..)

$count{$month}{$day}{$ID}++;

Some of the records appear as follows, which throws me off as I can't seem to access each individual line and instead access the record as a whole, correct?

rn: uid:<user>, <irrelevant-text> id-info: <URL> | 12345 6789 | <random-string> id-info: <URL> | 9876543 21 | <random-string> id-info: <URL> | 134257 869 | <random-string> creation-time: 1366069064

As you can see, the ID is split and attempting to join / assign the entire ID to a variable is turning out to be a pain. Monks, could I perhaps coax out some advice? Many thanks and infinite appreciation, VoidWander.

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Was thinking something along the lines of this, but it seems like there would be an easier way and this obviously doesn't work...

if (/id-info:/mg){ ($_ =~ /.*\|(\d+) \|/mg) print $1, "\n"; }

In reply to Re: Parsing multi-line record with varying data by VoidWander
in thread Parsing multi-line record with varying data by VoidWander

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